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Comment sought on red zone offers

Comment sought on red zone offers

Thursday, 25 June 2015 9:32 a.m. by GovtCera Featured Popular

The public is being invited to have a say on new Crown offers for vacant, uninsured and commercial/industrial properties in the Residential Red Zone, based on the preliminary views and key criteria released today.

Crown should pay Christchurch Convention Centre cost rise, says developer

Crown should pay Christchurch Convention Centre cost rise, says developer

Thursday, 25 June 2015 9:16 a.m. by MediaThePress

The Government should pick up the tab for any potential convention centre cost increases caused by delays, a developer says.

Hope in the face of dishonesty and Southern Response – Guest post by Sleazkey

Hope in the face of dishonesty and Southern Response – Guest post by Sleazkey

Thursday, 25 June 2015 4:04 a.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

The Southern Non-Response fiasco grinds on.  It seems that even after four and a half years, neither Government nor Southern Response could care less about the plight of the hundreds of homeowners who have either received nothing or have been …

Christchurchs official earthquake memorial a polarising close second

Christchurch's official earthquake memorial a 'polarising close second'

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 10:55 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's earthquake memorial design was a "polarising close second" option in public feedback, a report shows.

Southern Response Free Legal Offer – Divide and Conquer

Southern Response Free Legal Offer – Divide and Conquer

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 6:39 p.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

When the Southern Response claimants first received an offer of “two hours of free legal advice”, we are sure there were many things that went through their minds, like: that’s weird; why? First up, the list of questions provided by Southern Response are very good questions, they are very good questions to ask any legal […]

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

Extending Canterbury accommodation support

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 4:48 p.m. by GovtBeehive Popular

Anne Tolley | Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

The EQC Canterbury Experience

The EQC Canterbury Experience

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 4:40 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Opening of new Canterbury Caledonian Society hall

Opening of new Canterbury Caledonian Society hall

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 3:51 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Opening of new Canterbury Caledonian Society hall

Development levy in Christchurchs city centre axed

Development levy in Christchurch's city centre axed

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 3:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

The Christchurch City Council will stop collecting development contributions in the central city in a bid to encourage developers to rebuild.

Relocatable housing project Travis Country to be abandoned

Relocatable housing project Travis Country to be abandoned

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:23 p.m. by PRNews Popular

KidsFest

KidsFest

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:21 p.m. by GapFiller Popular

During KidsFest Gap Filler will be running 2 events; Gap Cache and Tiny House Workshops Explore the world of Tiny Houses Like Tiny Houses themselves… these workshops have been really popular – so popular we are running three instead of the one we advertised in KidsFest  – and sorry, they are all booked out. However you […]

Eden Project Co-Founder to speak in Christchurch

Eden Project Co-Founder to speak in Christchurch

Wednesday, 24 June 2015 12:20 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Press Release: PerceptionPR

Gerry Brownlee: Southern Response is part ambulance chaser

Gerry Brownlee: Southern Response is part 'ambulance chaser'

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 4:56 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says a lawsuit against Southern Response over insurance settlement delays is part "ambulance chaser".

Gerry Brownlee: Southern Response lawsuit opportunistic

Gerry Brownlee: Southern Response lawsuit 'opportunistic'

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 4:56 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says a lawsuit against Southern Response over insurance settlement delays is part "ambulance chaser".

Gerry Brownlee: ambulance chaser element to lawsuit

Gerry Brownlee: 'ambulance chaser' element to lawsuit

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 4:09 p.m. by MediaStuff

Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says a lawsuit against Southern Response over insurance settlement delays is part "ambulance chaser".

City council wants Sydenham church rubble pile cleaned up

City council wants Sydenham church rubble pile cleaned up

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 2:26 p.m. by MediaThePress

Frustration over the length of time it is taking to clean up the historic Sydenham Church site could lead the Christchurch City Council to step in.

Hawkins appointed for Town Hall restoration

Hawkins appointed for Town Hall restoration

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 1:17 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council has appointed Hawkins Construction to undertake the Town Hall restoration.

Work begins on Aranui Youth and Community Facility

Work begins on Aranui Youth and Community Facility

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 12:58 p.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Construction will take approximately a year, with the new facility set to open at 31 Hampshire Street in early-mid 2016, and was marked with a sod-turning by Mayor Lianne Dalziel, Lions Clubs International Foundation Liaison Digby Prosser and Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Trust Trustee Dr Rod Carr on Friday 19 June.

Insurer offers free legal advice in class action

Insurer offers free legal advice in class action

Monday, 22 June 2015 7:03 p.m. by MediaStuff

Southern Response is offering customers free legal advice about a law suit being brought against it over settlement delays.

Eye surgery easy on the eye

Eye surgery easy on the eye

Monday, 22 June 2015 3:13 p.m. by MediaThePress

A new eye surgery in Christchurch has won a major building award.

States of emergency remain in drenched lower North Island

States of emergency remain in drenched lower North Island

Monday, 22 June 2015 9:24 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Special edition e-newsletter: Thoughts on the proposed class action + free legal advice

Special edition e-newsletter: Thoughts on the proposed class action + free legal advice

Monday, 22 June 2015 4:41 a.m. by SouthernResponse Popular

Click for our special edition e-newsletter #7: 

Mayor proposes special levy to cover Christchurch earthquake road repairs

Mayor proposes special levy to cover Christchurch earthquake road repairs

Friday, 19 June 2015 8:48 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Ratepayers may have to pay more of the cost of fixing Christchurch's broken roads and pipes as the city council concedes it is unlikely to get more Government funding.

Christchurch netballers angry at metro sport snub

Christchurch netballers angry at metro sport snub

Friday, 19 June 2015 7:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Sports organisations have reacted angrily to suggestions the metro sport facility might not need indoor netball courts.

Beck Eleven: Listen to your little inner doctor

Beck Eleven: Listen to your little inner doctor

Friday, 19 June 2015 2:53 p.m. by MediaThePress

Be careful. Our winter air contains more than just germs and greeblies. You could also catch happiness.

Car yards suffering from roadworks on Moorhouse Avenue

Car yards suffering from roadworks on Moorhouse Avenue

Friday, 19 June 2015 2:51 p.m. by MediaThePress

Car yards on a stretch of Moorhouse Ave are frustrated with hundreds of road cones keeping buyers at bay, hurting sales and threatening jobs.

Chief Ombudsman confirms Ministers’ are breaking the law by continuing to withhold information

Chief Ombudsman confirms Ministers’ are breaking the law by continuing to withhold information

Friday, 19 June 2015 9:14 a.m. by Claimants4Claimants Popular

JOIN THE PETITITION HERE The Chief Ombudsman has today confirmed a final opinion that the Ministers’ have broken the law, and continue to break the law. 

Christchurchs convention centre highly unlikely to be built by 2018

Christchurch's convention centre 'highly unlikely' to be built by 2018

Thursday, 18 June 2015 6:37 p.m. by MediaThePress

Christchurch's convention centre is "highly unlikely" to be built by 2018 and the metro sports facility site has asbestos issues.

Did you know ….

Did you know ….

Thursday, 18 June 2015 5:15 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco Popular

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has bought a “3.7 percent stake in Insurance Australia Group (IAG) for 500 million Australian dollars ($388 million) as part of a partnership that IAG said would reduce its capital requirements and support its return on …

Did you know Berkshire Hathaway buys a big chunk of IAG

Did you know Berkshire Hathaway buys a big chunk of IAG

Thursday, 18 June 2015 5:15 p.m. by ChristchurchFiasco

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has bought a “3.7 percent stake in Insurance Australia Group (IAG) for 500 million Australian dollars ($388 million) as part of a partnership that IAG said would reduce its capital requirements and support its return on …

Hub to stay open

Hub to stay open

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 3:13 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

EQC works with customers to find best way forward

EQC works with customers to find best way forward

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 3:00 p.m. by GovtEQC Popular

CTV building: Civil engineer cleared

CTV building: Civil engineer cleared

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:17 a.m. by MediaHerald

The civil engineer behind the Canterbury Television building which collapsed in the killer 2011 Christchurch earthquake has been cleared of misleading New Zealand's professional engineering body.The Institution of Professional Engineers...

CTV building engineer cleared

CTV building engineer cleared

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:17 a.m. by MediaHerald Popular

The civil engineer behind the Canterbury Television building which collapsed in the killer 2011 Christchurch earthquake has been cleared of misleading New Zealand's professional engineering body.The Institution of Professional Engineers...

Earthquake | Canterbury

Earthquake | Canterbury

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 11:10 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Alan Reay cleared of CTV building deception claims

Alan Reay cleared of CTV building deception claims

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 10:42 a.m. by MediaStuff

Engineer Alan Reay has escaped sanction after being found not to have mislead an industry body over his links to the Canterbury Television (CTV) building.

In the know hub - Thursday seminar

In the know hub - Thursday seminar

Wednesday, 17 June 2015 10:22 a.m. by GovtEQC Popular

Christchurchs Breathe Urban Village delayed

Christchurch's Breathe Urban Village delayed

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 4:29 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Construction of a major central Christchurch residential development was due to start two months ago, but the developers have not yet applied for building consents.

On this day -  1896 Japanese tsunami

On this day - 1896 Japanese tsunami

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 3:56 p.m. by GovtEQC

Feedback wanted on Flockton downstream flood options

Feedback wanted on Flockton downstream flood options

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 11:02 a.m. by GovtCCC Popular

Christchurch City Council wants feedback from residents in the Dudley Creek area and the wider community on three proposed options for downstream, long-term remediation work on Dudley Creek.

Has your Port Hills property been zoned correctly?

Has your Port Hills property been zoned correctly?

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 9:21 a.m. by CoffeyProjectsChCh Popular

Many home owners missed their opportunity to submit an appeal against the Christchurch City Council (CCC) District Plan and challenge their property's zoning.

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Police investigating the 2011 collapse of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building which killed more than 100 people have executed four search warrants.Documents and items of interest were seized, Detective Superintendent Peter...

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Cops seize papers in CTV building probe

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 5:00 a.m. by MediaHerald

Police investigating the 2011 collapse of the Canterbury Television (CTV) building which killed more than 100 people have executed four search warrants.Documents and items of interest were seized, Detective Superintendent Peter...

Police Update on CTV investigation

Police Update on CTV investigation

Monday, 15 June 2015 4:28 p.m. by PRNews Popular

Release: NZ Police

Westende House in Christchurch to be demolished

Westende House in Christchurch to be demolished

Monday, 15 June 2015 4:21 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's Westende House will be demolished in two weeks.

CTV building: Police seize documents

CTV building: Police seize documents

Monday, 15 June 2015 4:10 p.m. by MediaHerald

Documents and items of interest have been seized by police as part of an investigation into the collapse of the CTV building.Four search warrants, which Detective Superintendent Peter Read says form part of the ongoing investigation,...

Canterbury earthquake repair survey a whitewash

Canterbury earthquake repair survey a 'whitewash'

Monday, 15 June 2015 10:28 a.m. by MediaStuff

A review into the quality of Canterbury's earthquake repairs has been called a "whitewash" after the Government allowed insurers to choose which homes could be looked at.

Mt Pleasant Road footpaths

Mt Pleasant Road footpaths

Monday, 15 June 2015 8:57 a.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

SCIRT comments The project which includes Mt Pleasant Road footpath repairs is currently being designed. According to these designs, approximately 80 metres of footpath from 170 Mt Pleasant Road upward […]

US visit strengthens partnership

US visit strengthens partnership

Monday, 15 June 2015 8:37 a.m. by NickyWagner Popular

Property Council award cherry on top for Isaac Theatre Royal restoration

Property Council award 'cherry on top' for Isaac Theatre Royal restoration

Sunday, 14 June 2015 4:09 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal and three buildings in the Rangi Ruru Girls' School redevelopment have won top prizes in the 2015 Property Council New Zealand and Rider Levett Bucknall Awards.

Demolition of Cathedral Squares Camelot Hotel captured in timelapse

Demolition of Cathedral Square's Camelot Hotel captured in timelapse

Sunday, 14 June 2015 1:28 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

Another icon from Christchurch city's past is almost gone, with the demolition of the Camelot Hotel in Cathedral Square due to finish this week.

New heated pools planned for St Albans

New heated pools planned for St Albans

Saturday, 13 June 2015 11:43 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

The St Albans Pool and Pavilion group has lodged a resource consent to build two outdoor heated pools and associated buildings at 43a Edgeware Road, on the site of the pool demolished by the Christchurch City Council in 2006. Unlike …

Fewer street parks at Cranford/ Westminster St shops

Fewer street parks at Cranford/ Westminster St shops

Saturday, 13 June 2015 11:17 p.m. by stalbanscommunity Popular

In a bid to do something about the safety of St Albans School children crossing Cranford St at Westminster St the city council has come up with a plan that will: Reduce the number of car parks outside the new …

Christchurchs Isaac Theatre Royal Wins Prestigious Heritage Property Award

Christchurch's Isaac Theatre Royal Wins Prestigious Heritage Property Award

Saturday, 13 June 2015 6:13 p.m. by PRNews Featured Popular

The spectacularly rebuilt and restored Isaac Theatre Royal, has taken out two prestigious awards at the 2015 Property Council New Zealand and Rider Levett Bucknall Awards held in Auckland last night.

Mt Pleasant News June 12 2015

Mt Pleasant News June 12 2015

Saturday, 13 June 2015 5:03 p.m. by MtPleasantCC Popular

SCIRT invites you to a “Thank You” morning tea SCIRT would like to shout morning tea on Monday morning to celebrate with you the completion of the three laning project and to inform […]

Photographs show rebuild progress in post-quake Christchurch

Photographs show rebuild progress in post-quake Christchurch

Saturday, 13 June 2015 2:24 p.m. by MediaStuff Popular

An ex-pat Kiwi's photographs of post-quake Christchurch have thrown the rebuild into sharp relief.

Monolithic concrete building ruins Christchurch central city living

'Monolithic' concrete building ruins Christchurch central city living

Friday, 12 June 2015 6:20 p.m. by MediaThePress Popular

Central city tenants Alex Nicholls and Victoria Wilby loved living in their sunny cottage.

Christchurch Town Hall: Im a convert

Christchurch Town Hall: I'm a convert

Friday, 12 June 2015 7:07 a.m. by MediaThePress

Well there I was, feeling like a funeral gatecrasher, parked up in front of the city council's live stream, pondering what fate would befall Kilmore Street's grey and grizzled behemoth.